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  1. Already read it. Owen also maks sure I know what it means
  2. You obviously missed the chapter, "The Lure of the City". And I do enjoy your McCarthy-like stereotype that anyone who is against your view must be a communist. Proves that we haven't advanced much in the mind for fifty years.
  3. Band of Brothers is, by far, the best TV show ever aired. It surpases all but the best movies in sheer quality. There is no show I know that has made me react in such a way to the plight of another. First off, what the show is. The show was a 10-episode miniseries on Easy Company, 2nd Batallion, 501st PIR, 101st Airborne Division and their exploits during WWII. It is not the show of an officer making all the difference in the war, it is not the show of a Rambo-type guy shooting all the Germans, it is a true story- the story of a group of normal boys who got put into the worst hell man has
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    Videogame Music

    I play a few WWII shooters and a lot of them have incredible music. To list a few: Hidden and Dangerous 2 Call of Duty Medal of Honor: Frontline Medal of Honor: Allied Assault There are more, too. They all have full orchestra, which is the best type of music, period.
  5. Halliburton is just another example of how mankind fails to realize that the most important thing in life is life itself. They think its money. Well, I have news for you: it isn't. When we as a civilized world realize that war is hell and peace is bliss; that death is terrible on any scale and that life should be preserved at all times we shall end our stupid wars. But because of the deadly sins we do not realize this. The worst one today is greed. We have dug ourselves into a hole; a hole which if we do not start filling it up will eventually lead to the destruction of the entire human race.
  6. Those who support the gambling industry haven't seen its effects. My family, especially my oldest brother, have and still continue to be hit hard by gambling. Poker is no exception. My brother dug himself deeply into debt because of poker. I don't care if it makes money, it is a terrible thing for society. People for some reason think they can win when they just can't. It ruins lives, separates families and for what? Making another millionaire. This is my problem with capitalism. Those at the top forget so easily where they came from. They don't remember the pain and suffering that their stuff
  7. It is more to do with Victorian philosphy. I don't have the book with me (I'm typing on a laptop in DC while my home is in OR) but you should really try to find it- both of you. It helps explain to you a less romantic picture of the era. And, the author owns (I'm not sure if he's still alive) one of the largest picture libraries in the US, so it is well accompanied.
  8. I find this issue to be actually rather funny. It is because it proves that liberals and conservatives have switched places on who is federalist and who is antifederalist. It seems that the conservatives are becoming federalist and liberals antifederalist, although this doesn't make sense in a historical, or in fact any, context. As a general rule liberals prefer stricter governments while conservatives prefer looser ones. However, having read all 200+ pages of USA PATRIOT Act of October 2001 and several responses to it (for example, Sen. Wyden, OR-Dem.), that the liberals are now wanting loos
  9. Ugh . . . I hope my silence on those sites will speak much more than I can in mere words . . .
  10. Haha no I'm definitely wrong a lot the trick is to make your opponent feel that he's wrong instead of yourself. Works every time.
  11. Note: I do realize there is a science forum; however, as I am far more interested in the political debate and ramifications, I put it here. Back in 1979, Jane Fonda, who to me is the epitome of evil, led a crusade against nuclear power. People became worried about the energy source: What don't we know about its dangers? Is it leaking radiation into our homes? If it melts down, will it be Hiroshima revisited? Why is this evil allowed to continue if it's killing people right and left? It didn't help that the worst reactor meltdown in US history, at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania, happen
  12. I do not consider the 19th century free for any 1st world nation. The Industrial Revolution hit the little man very hard. I have an interesting book on the subject of the late nineteenth century entitled, "The Good 'Ol Days- They Were Terrible!" It is a good read and shows a more truthful depiction of how great our lives are today. Also, throughout the first half slavery was still legal, and throughout the entire century, as pointed out by Owen, women didn't have any real rights or freedoms in comparison to men. We just like to look at a different time and view it from the good points to make
  13. Hello there, fellow forummers. I am VogonFord. I'm 15 years old, live outside Portland, Oregon, and am a rather odd figure in political science (for example, I support the enviornment but I also despise gun control). My friend OwenKellogg introduced me to here. I joined tonight but won't be active for a while (I'm going on vacation tomorrow. Also, for those who are interested in history or want another website for discussion (aka fresh meat ), I help moderate on one of the largest history forums on the net, SimaqianStudio (www.simaqianstudio.com). I'll try to post on my vacation and I hope to
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